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Ministerial Portfolio

Environment

Minister:
Minister for the Environment
Current Minister:
Hon David Parker
Associate Minister:
Associate Minister for the Environment
Current Associate Minister:
Hon Kiri Allan
Associate Minister:
Associate Minister for the Environment
Current Associate Minister:
Hon Phil Twyford
Associate Minister:
Associate Minister for the Environment (Biodiversity)
Current Associate Minister:
Hon James Shaw
Description: 

Responsiblities include the use and protection of the environment, including the management of risks.

Department: 

Ministry for the Environment

Crown entities: 

Environmental Protection Authority

Other organisations: 

The Fiordland Marine Guardians

Vote: 

Vote Environment

Legislation: 

COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act 2020
Environment Act 1986
Environmental Protection Authority Act 2011
Environmental Reporting Act 2015
Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012
Fiordland (Te Moana o Atawhenua) Marine Management Act 2005
Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996
Litter Act 1979
Ozone Layer Protection Act 1996
Resource Management Act 1991
Soil Conservation and Rivers Control Act 1941
Waste Minimisation Act 2008

The Ministry for the Environment also has policy and administrative responsibility for the Imports and Exports (Restrictions) Prohibition Order (No 2) 2004.  Parliamentary responsibility for the Order lies with the Commerce portfolio.

Last updated: 
Wednesday, 7 October 2020

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